Kolkata: Kolkata Police has made elaborate arrangements for New year festival around the Park Street area. 110 police picketing will be arranged for the upcoming new year eve.
Several roads will be made ‘No Entry’ from 4 pm everyday till the New Year’s eve, commencing from December 25. According to police, 30 the night clubs, bars and hotels will be kept under strict vigil. Police personnel in uniform and plain clothes will monitor the shopping malls and Metro stations across the city. 21 divisional mobile vans will be patrolling the city round-the-clock.
Apart from this, 13 Quick Response Team (QRT) and 14 Heavy Radio Flying Squad (HRFS) vans will be posted at strategic points in the city to prevent any untoward incident during the festive season.
To maintain strict vigil in the area, 11 watchtowers have been installed in and around Park Street. Sources informed that 10 senior police officials of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) rank will be posted at Park Street, who would supervise the force from time to time. Apart from the police arrangement, 16 police assistance booths will also be there to assist people.
Apart from security arrangements, several changes will be made for vehicular movement through Park Street. Each day from 4 pm onwards, traffic movement between Wood Street and J L Nehru Road, Mayo Road from Gandhi Statue towards J L Nehru Road, Middleton Street, Russell Street, Little Russel Street and Camac Street (From Park Street to Middleton Street) will be restricted.